Kyphosis/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome related - sudden onset pulsatile tinnitus

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I am an otherwise healthy 33 year old now. I was wondering if anyone here has had some experience with a pulsatile tinnitus (hearing blood flow sound in your ears) with regard to having posture-related issues, thoracic outlet syndrome/kyphosis (forward curvature of the spine). A doctor at UCLA Medical Center for Vascular Surgery diagnosed me with this issue related to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome with MRI/MRA/MRV. Mine began about 8-9 years ago. This doctor also told me the cause of it was the kyphosis. Just shortly after I felt my back change and move forward is when it all started, in addition I have TMJ issues (jaw dysfunction) if anyone here has found a cure for an onset of pulsatile tinnitus related to any of the above issues please let me know what sort of treatment occurred for you, and where you found help.


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  • Posted

    hi just wondering are you doing exercises for kyphosiswhat measurement is your kyphosis & have you had kyphoplasty ?


    • Posted

      Hi, thanks for the comment. I have never had my kyphosis measured by a doctor, but I do know around 23-24 years old it became worse. Also, have never had kyphoplasty before.

      Please let me know what's the best steps to reverse it?

      Thank you.

    • Posted

      hi if you think you have kyphosis you should go to a spinal surgeon who will x ray your lumbar areathere are 3 things you csn fo if you have kyphosismeds & exercise , kyphoplasty / veryaplasty Or spinal fusionmgt

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    I also have this and other symptoms related to thoracic outlet syndrome, did UCLA do your mrv/mra/mri ? Thanks, also was your Doc Dr. Galbert?

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